The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

More countries criticise China at UN for repression of Uighurs
Al Jazeera, October 22, 2021

Cross-regional joint statement on Xinjiang
Permanent Mission to France to the United Nations in New York, October 21, 2021

China tells France it will lose respect if it ‘submits’ to US after Paris plays lead role in UN statement on Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2021

In Xinjiang, officials are trying to stamp out Uyghur identity
The Economist, October 21, 2021

美议员要求海关禁止进口支持使用新疆棉的公司产品 (U.S. lawmakers urge Customs to block products of companies that use Xinjiang cotton)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

'Fragile' song pillorying China's online troll army gets millions of views
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2021

中国“自干五”博主:民族主义崛起下弄潮的“爱国”网红 (China's rising nationalism also boosts popularity of “patriotic” online influencers)
BBC News, October 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Fight terror risks in overseas projects with shared intelligence, Chinese ex-security official says
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US intelligence officials warn companies in critical sectors on China
Financial Times, October 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Five ex-leaders of Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil group granted bail but 2 try to decline it on free speech grounds
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2021

前支聯會4常委獲准保釋 鄒幸彤因涉另一宗案件續還柙(Four former Hong Kong Alliance committee members granted bail; Chow Hang-tung remains in custody for another case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 22, 2021

US, Britain and EU voice objections to Hong Kong’s disqualification of opposition district councillors
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2021

政府撤銷香港言語治療師總工會登記(Gov’t cancels trade union registration of General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists), October 22, 2021

Hong Kong magistrate orders prosecutors to hand over unedited footage from national security police head’s visit to unlicensed massage parlour
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2021

China Digital Times, October 21, 2021

Post video series China’s Rebel City earns another top prize for coverage of Hong Kong protests with win at Online Journalism Awards
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2021

Hong Kong Marathon warns runners against breaking law with political slogans in first mass participation sports event of national security era
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

This Is How Biden Can Get the Edge Over China

The New York Times, October 22, 2021